New Selected Poems 1970-1985 with: Further Sightings & Conversations
New Selected Poems 1970-1985 with: Further Sightings & Conversations

New Selected Poems 1970-1985 with: Further Sightings & Conversations

ISBN: 0811209962;0938631
New York, NY; Malibu & San Francisco, CA: New Directions Books; Pennywhistle Press, 1986; 1989. First Editions. Hardcover; Softcover. "Acclaimed poet and translator, editor of such ground-breaking journals and anthologies as Alcheringa and Technicians of the Sacred, pioneer in the fields of performance poetry and ethnopoetics, Jerome Rothenberg is a literary radical and a major force in American Poetry." (from front flap of New Selected Poems) Two important volumes from this great poet: (1) New Selected Poems 1970-1985, a large selection of his best works from this period divided into five sections, & with an exemplary "Pre-Face" by the poet. First hardcover edition in dust jacket published by James Laughlin's venerable New Directions imprint. With detail of photograph by John Warner depicting Rothenberg & co. in one of his avant-garde performances. (2) Further Sightings & Conversations: Poems by Jerome Rothenberg, a chapbook of two series of short poems from 1964-1967 originally published in 1968 (as noted on copyright page); & with a new (1989) introduction by the noted Beat-&-Beyond San Francisco poet Michael Palmer. Part of a series of chapbooks published by the Pennywhistle Press of San Francisco. With front cover photograph of the poet reciting by Becky Cohen. Two rarities for the Rothenberg collector. (1) Book in very fine condition with only the slightest fading to cloth at small upper corners of front & back covers; tiny bumps at upper corner of front cover & lower corner of back cover; otherwise substantially mint inside & out. Dust jacket in fine condition with only very mild rubbing of black-backgrounded front, back covers & spine; very light wear, bumps & creasing at & near edges & corners of same. (2) in good condition with mild rubbing, scratching & a few short, faint creases to front, back covers & spine; mild wear at edges & corners of same; stain-spotting at & near upper & side edges of front cover, side edge of text block & side edge of back cover; loss of glossy surface along blank side edge of back cover. Interior very fine except for continuation of stain-spotting mentioned above through blank side edge of rear endpaper & in much tinier amounts at blank margin areas of a few other page leaves. Very Fine; Good / Fine. [Item #3117]

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